thisiseverydayracism:

Ebola has been wiping out entire villages in West Africa for decades because nobody could find a cure.

Then two white people get Ebola and MAGIC HAPPENS. A cure is found within two weeks! #whatacoincidence

No.

Ebola outbreaks in the 40 years since the virus emerged have been very isolated with infections reaching numbers only in the hundreds. I understand the focus on curing Ebola has been slack in those 40 years but isolated incidents of at most a few hundred are not the thousands across several countries we’re seeing today. I’ve also found no evidence of “entire villages being wiped out”. The panic to cure Ebola right now is because instead of 384 people infected like in the 80’s or 425 in the early 2000’s, thousands are infected and it’s spreading rapidly and confirmed cases are raising exponentially. There is still no cure for Ebola but if/when the day comes that we cure it, it will be because of the 40 years of research on the disease that the worlds leading medical researchers will continue to build their ideas on that we find it. Scientists didn’t scrap everything we know about the disease and start from scratch.

So no, magic doesn’t happen when “two white people” get the disease. Science happens when WHO thinks we’re at risk of a global epidemic.

Stop making everything about white guilt, tumblr. This isn’t a race thing, it’s a “keep a deadly virus with a high mortality rate from wiping out large swaths of the human race” thing.

relievemyburden:

Paul Fryer - Lucifer (Morning Star) Installation in the Holy Church in Marylebone, 2008. Anodised aluminium, silicon rubber cord, wax work figure, feathers/aluminium, concrete.


This is so fucking rad

relievemyburden:

Paul Fryer - Lucifer (Morning Star) 

Installation in the Holy Church in Marylebone, 2008. Anodised aluminium, silicon rubber cord, wax work figure, feathers/aluminium, concrete.

This is so fucking rad